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    horn relay

    I would use a relay even if your bike already has one. The current draw is quite high. Radio Shack sells one for about $7.00 (275-001) that should work. You can probably find one cheaper at an...
  2. Take a look at the Yamaha 250XT (if you can find...

    Take a look at the Yamaha 250XT (if you can find one). Air cooled and with a balancer in the engine (a la F650).
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    Silverstars

    I only use high beam Silverstars. They are not higher wattage, just brighter by having shorter life than regular. The life of an incandescent lamp is related to the fourth power of the applied...
  4. I have two silver BMWs and NO problem with glare.

    I have two silver BMWs and NO problem with glare.
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    Painting a CS

    I have a F650CS and I suggest you have it painted by someone who does bikes such a Bob Wark in Marietta, OH (The Wark Shop) or Holt BMW in Athens, OH. I have no commercial relationship with either...
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    R12GS vs. R1100/1150GS

    I got a new R1200GS this spring. The R12GS engine with a balance shaft is much smoother and shifts MUCH easier than the R1100/1150. Now that they got the ABS brakes updated, it is a much better...
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    K75 vs. oilhead two cents worth

    I have a k75S with 51K miles and just this spring bought a new R12GS. I have also ridden several R1100/1150 models. For smoothness, the K75 beats them all, even the new GS with a balance shaft. ...
  8. Thread: K 75 tank

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    tank cleaning and lining

    There is a liquid used by the antique tractor restoration people to restore old gas tanks. First the tank is cleaned by putting water and detergent and some old bolts & nuts into the tank and...
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    K75 warning

    Be careful if the K75 has ABS. Trying to start with a low battery can fry the ABS computer. Clymers has a good diagram of the K75 wiring including color code. Also, ignition switches are known to...
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    F800ST bags and front brake reservoir

    I waited a year for the F800ST to be available in the U.S. Instead I just bought an R1200GS for two reasons: First, the bags, not only are the F800 bags small, there are no really good attachment...
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    I faced a similar problem with my K75S. Bought a...

    I faced a similar problem with my K75S. Bought a R1200GS a few weeks ago. Already have a F650CS. Sooooo..... I bought a sidecar to fit on the K75. Someone once said "A collector never sells." ...
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    Had them on my K75S, worked great, especially in...

    Had them on my K75S, worked great, especially in cold weather. Took them off because the bike looks better without them.
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    Thanks again for the info. I am sure I'll have...

    Thanks again for the info. I am sure I'll have more questions and will keep you posted on my progress.
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    I suggest you find a book on bicycle...

    I suggest you find a book on bicycle camping/touring. It is amazing how much you can leave home when you have to pull it up a mountain. My wife and I spent six weeks in Britain an few years ago on...
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    Thanks, the car I am getting has the larger axle....

    Thanks, the car I am getting has the larger axle. I am a graduate engineer and a fairly good machinist and fabricator/blacksmith/welder having built working models of antique gas and steam engines...
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    Info on Velorex 562 mounting on K75

    Just bought a Velorex 562 sidecar and need info on how to mount it to a K75S. Pix of where and how you fastened it to the bike would be great.
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    Waving

    In the Amish country of Ohio, the Amish men usually wave by pointing a finger up. The reason for this is that they are pointing up to acknowledge God. As both a bicyclist and BMW rider, I find they...
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    Auxiliary brake light

    For my F650CS, I bought a 6" x2" LED trailer light, fabricated a bracket to replace the rear reflector and wired it in parallel with the existing brake/tail light. Cost about $28 for the light. ...
  19. used K bike parts

    I'll second that. RePsycle has an incredible selection and are knowledgable. I've been to their shop. Didn't know so many old BMW parts could be in one place. Got a replacement ignition switch...
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    spline lube

    After much research, I use Loctite 51049 Moly Paste. It is 65% moly and supposedly good up to 750 degrees F. I got it from smallparts.com. Like most Loctite products grossly overpriced at $25.00...
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    K75s weight

    It's not just the weight, it's the center of gravity. Higher than a boxer of similar weight. Make sure you can balance the bike as when it begins to fall over, it is heavy.
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    K75S touring

    I have done some short distance (up to 250 miles/day) on my '94 K75S two-up. My passenger really enjoys herself. It is the smoothest engine I have ever experienced. Very flat torque curve so one...
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    spilled brake fluid while bleeding

    When I bleed the brakes on my K75S, I first put a plastic trash bag around the reservoir by forcing the reservoir through the bottom of the bag then spread the bag out over the bike. I do a similar...
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    Garmin GPS

    I have been using the Garmin Quest and Quest 2 on my F650CS and K75S for more than a year now. I made a shock mount for it. The Quest is waterproof and has an internal rechargeable battery that...
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    R1200R vs. K75

    I had a chance to sit on a new R1200R the other day. Good looking bike but the instruments reflect back my face (and helmet) directly into my eyes. Maybe I'm just the wrong height but on a sunny...
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